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Luxury Living: Homes of singers and songwriters

Luxury Living: Homes of singers and songwriters
Georgia on your mind? We may have the residence for you in our roundup of harmonious homes that have belonged to people who know how to knock out a tune — all from Christie’s International Real Estate.

The former estate of legendary jazz singer, songwriter and actress Peggy Lee is set behind private gates and surrounded by lush hedges and ivy-covered porticos on one of the only cul-de-sacs in Bel Air. The grand residence, also pictured top, has been reimagined with materials sourced from around the world and installed by master craftsmen. A two-story foyer, great room, wine cellar, library, screening room and elevator are among the appointments, while the romantic grounds include a pool, spa, water fountains, outdoor kitchen, and sport court.

Perched above Sunset Strip in the Hollywood Hills, this sleek contemporary home rejoices in panoramic city-to-ocean views. The 5,400-square-foot, tri-level residence was once home to distinguished songwriter and record producer Bob Crewe. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985, Crewe’s musical hits include Can’t Take My Eyes off You, Lady Marmalade, and Big Girls Don’t Cry. The property features four private suites, an elevator, terrace balconies on each level, a rooftop terrace, garden courtyard, and two garages.

This elegant apartment is situated in the late 19th-century Haussmannian building that was once home to rock legend Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors. Morrison lived on the third floor, above this classic Parisian residence, which offers more than 1,300 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The appointments are complemented by fine period details, including parquet flooring, decorative mouldings and ornate fireplaces. Building amenities include a cellar, elevator, and caretaker services.

This magnificent estate on more than 165 acres in southwest France was formerly owned by French singer, composer and poet Léo Ferré. Dating from the 14th century, the estate features a château with 17 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, a guardian’s house, renovated farm and barn (formerly Léo Ferré’s printing works), a winemaking shed, dovecote, pool, tennis court, fitness centre, and summer kitchen. The land consists of meadows, woodland, and a vineyard planted with merlot vines, producing approximately 4,000 bottles per year.

This waterfront estate on the Chattahoochee River, just outside Atlanta, was built in 1979 for Kerry Livgren, founding member and primary songwriter of American rock band Kansas. The modernist home features five bedrooms across three levels. The wooded grounds are enhanced with a lavish resort-inspired pool terrace and a sundeck at the river’s edge.

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